What do you think is up with this doll?

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Betty Boop, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. Betty Boop

    Betty Boop Active Member

    IMG_5098.jpg IMG_5097.jpg IMG_5104.jpg IMG_5105.jpg IMG_5107.jpg It's heavier/denser than you would expect when you handle it. Very stiff. Almost 7" tall. Creepy, too.
     
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I think he's missing something. What is it made of? Any markings? Where did you get it? And what were you told about it?

    Debora

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  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Ah... A pipe most likely.

    Debora

    Vintage-Cloth-Doll-Captain-Jenks-KimCraft-pic-1o-2048-10.10-71f08ede-f.jpg
     
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Looks like a sea captain or arctic explorer. Why there would be a "doll" of such eludes me.
     
  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    It's not an uncommon type of figurine or doll.

    Debora

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    Debora
     
  6. Betty Boop

    Betty Boop Active Member

    Hi, unfortunately I don't have much background info bc he came from the Goodwill!
     
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  7. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Face and hands carved wood?
     
  8. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    More of a figurine rather than a play doll.

    Should the left hand (facing us) be holding something also?
     
  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I can see why he'd catch your eye.

    Debora
     
  10. anundverkaufen

    anundverkaufen Bird Feeder

    I think the binoculars are supposed to be in his open left hand.
     
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  11. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

  12. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    He sure does. OPs looks a bit older though.

    Debora
     
  13. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    More than likely sold at touristy ocean towns. I see or did see many being offered at gift shops on the water.
     
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  14. Betty Boop

    Betty Boop Active Member

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